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Tip on regrinding spade bits for special hole sizes.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #38 May-Jun 1994 pg. 26

Profiling (regrinding) a spade bit facilitates the installation of flush-fit brass pulls.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #45 Jun 1995 pg. 22

Sharpening drill bits. Jigs and techniques for twist bits, brad points, spade bits, and Forstner bits.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #78 Feb 2000 pg. 62

Sharpening jig for spade drill bits.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1981 (v.4#11) pg. 6

Expand your sharpening skills. (1) Customizing spade bits. (2) Filing lawnmower blades. (3) Grinding brad point drill bits. (4) Sharpening paint scrapers. (5) Using Japanese water stones.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #300 Jul-Aug 1989 (v.39#7) pg. 6

Improve spade bits to produce cleaner cuts by regrinding and sharpening.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #348 May 1994 (v.44#5) pg. 18

Tip on adapting a spade bit to center itself in an existing hole.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #362 Oct 1995 (v.45#9) pg. 31

Tip: Convert an inexpensive spade bit into a clean-cutting brad point bit by filing down the cutting edge.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #8 Apr-May 1982 pg. 10

How to modify and sharpen a spade bit to cut clean holes in wood.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #42 Oct-Nov 1987 pg. 18

Shopping for drill bits. Choose the right one for easy drilling through wood, metal or synthetics. Looks at twist, auger and spade bits along with pipe-and-conduit bits and hole saws.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #92 Dec 1994-Jan 1995 pg. 70
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #93 Feb-Mar 1995 pg. 6

Tip on converting a large spade bit into a rosette cutter.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #95 Apr-May 1995 pg. 30

Improve the performance of a common spade bit by regrinding.
FINE WOODWORKING #33 Mar-Apr 1982 pg. 12

How to regrind a spade bit so it will follow and enlarge a pre-drilled hole.
FINE WOODWORKING #35 Jul-Aug 1982 pg. 16
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #38 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 20

Souped-up spade bits. How to regrind and reshape inexpensive spade bits for special wood-boring jobs.
FINE WOODWORKING #47 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 76

Boring big holes. When to use Forstners, Multispurs, spades, hole saws, and wing cutters.
FINE WOODWORKING #129 Mar-Apr 1998 pg. 44

Tip on keeping the bit from wandering when enlarging a hole using a Forstner or spade bit.
FINE WOODWORKING #139 Nov-Dec 1999 pg. 20

Guide to using and selecting spade bits.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #489 Feb 1969 (v.65) pg. 92

Modify a spade bit to allow drilling soft, thin materials like aluminum and brass.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1975 (v.143#4) pg. 56

Regrind a spade bit to cut small wooden wheels for toys.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1985 (v.162#5) pg. 85

How to sharpen spade bits.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1989 (v.166#3) pg. 58

What spade bits can do for you.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1967 (v.190#6) pg. 126

How to modify a spade bit to a specific size while ensuring it remains balanced and cuts evenly.
SHOPNOTES #35 Sep 1997 (v.6) pg. 27

Tip: Use a re-ground spade bit as an inexpensive "Forstner" bit.
WOOD MAGAZINE #8 Dec 1985 (v.2#6) pg. 16

Tip to make sure that a spade bit is perpendicular to the floor when drilling a hole.
WOOD MAGAZINE #14 Dec 1986 (v.3#6) pg. 14
Correction WOOD MAGAZINE #15 Feb 1987 (v.4#1) pg. 12

Tip: Modify a spade bit to drill tapered holes. This helps wood plugs or dowels fit snugly.
WOOD MAGAZINE #21 Feb 1988 (v.5#1) pg. 16

Tip: Modify a spade bit to drill holes for tapered candles.
WOOD MAGAZINE #25 Oct 1988 (v.5#5) pg. 16

Quick way to check to make sure you sharpen both sides of a spade bit to the same length.
WOOD MAGAZINE #40 Jan 1991 (v.8#1) pg. 18

Make a picture frame routing bit from a 3/8" spade bit.
WOODSMITH #10 Jul 1980 pg. 3

Spade bits. How to use, sharpen, and modify spade bits to get the best possible holes.
WOODSMITH #52 Aug 1987 pg. 20

Drill bit holders. (1) Rack for spade bits. (2) Box for Forstner bits.
WOODSMITH #54 Dec 1987 pg. 22

How to modify a spade bit to drill a non-standard size hole.
WOODSMITH #54 Dec 1987 pg. 23

Regrind a spade bit to make a tapered hole for candles.
WOODWORK #26 Apr 1994 pg. 20

Convert a flatbit (spade bit) to a counter-bore drive centre by attaching a nose peg to pick up an existing hole.
WOODWORKER Jan 1989 (v.93#1) pg. 36

Tip: Grind a spade bit to drill tapered holes in candle holders.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1981 (v.5#3) pg. 28

How to make a wood-boring power bit (spade bit).
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1971 (v.27#6) pg. 12

Tip: How to modify a spade bit to drill the tapered holes required for candle holders.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1983 (v.39#3) pg. 18

Tip on providing a center point (pilot hole) when enlarging an existing hole using a spade bit.
WORKBENCH Apr-May 1991 (v.47#2) pg. 75